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According to Wikipedia, a spam email is a bulky or junk email being sent to numerous recipients without solicitation. All of us email users are aware of this but spammers are almost everywhere and no matter what we do, we cannot seem to avoid them. However, there are many things we can do to minimize the possibility of receiving them. Here are some of them that are very easy to do.
If you receive emails from unknown sources, simply ignore them. Do not even dare to unsubscribe to them through the link at the end of the message. Note that the purpose of the spammers is to know if our email address is live and they can just change the title and send it again to you. Avoid chain emails talking about religious stuff, Viagra, horoscope and others. Instead of sharing them to others, delete them at once. If you will be receiving them from your friends and relatives, advise them to refrain from doing this.
Avoid free trials
Free trial software is very tempting to try but downloading them is not advisable. Worst is you will be submitting some of your personal information and if you do this, expect more spam emails. Do not even purchase from any unconfirmed products on line. Although they may be legitimate, your personal information may not be safe enough to reveal. Remember, there is really no such thing as free enterprise. If you need to purchase something, search the web and double check its authenticity.
Hide your email address
Do not expose your email address anywhere. If you really have to inform your readers, use the word at instead of the symbol @. This is because most spammers get email addresses through scanning. In your blog, use a contact from wherein your email address cannot be seen. For contests, comments and other not so personal purposes, use a separate email address to protect your primary email address. But the most important thing is to share it to trusted people only.
Finally, protect and educate yourself. Use the tools provided by your email service provider. Read articles about them and educate yourself. There are also a lot of free spam blockers and filters around to help us like Stop Spam Center.
An off-topic piece of advice, do not capitalize the word spam unless you are referring to SPAM canned foods.
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Article Source: Humane Blogging Tips
Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 7:41 PM Posted by Angel
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